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Application procedure

You can start the MScAPEC either in the fall or in the spring semester. Completed applications should be submitted to the Registration Office within the hereunder specified deadlines:

  • April 30 to start the program in the fall semester
  • November 30 to start the program in the spring semester

Beyond these deadlines an additional fee of CHF 100 is charged (late application).

Applications are reviewed year-round, with admission decisions communicated within one to two months on average.  

For students having a bachelor from the University of Neuchâtel, please fill in this form.

For all other applicants, for online applications, ​see this link. When online applications are closed, please send your application form and all other documents by e-mail to the Registration Office. In addition, all applicants are advised to include the following supplementary documents:

  • A short letter of motivation (1 page max)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation letters (optional)

The programme is taught entirely in English, so a good command of the language is necessary.

Applicants who need a visa must start the procedure sufficiently early. We recommend starting the application procedure about six months before the beginning of classes in September or February. Please also check the information provided by the Central Admissions Office.

 


 

Admission requirements

Direct admission: students with a Bachelor's degree in Economics or Management/Business from a Swiss university

Students with a Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university in

  • Economics
  • Management/Business

are directly admitted.

Conditional admission: students with another Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university

Applications by students with a different Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university (such as Political Sciences or International Relations) will be reviewed by the admissions committee.

  • If the completed Bachelor's curriculum includes more than 30 ECTS in Economics and quantitative methods, students can be admitted directly.
  • If the completed Bachelor's curriculum does not cover Economics and quantitative methods to a sufficient extent, students will be required to complete a one-term (30 ECTS) pre-programme. The pre-programme will be composed of courses from the Bachelor's degree in Economics, tailored to the specific needs of each candidate.

Conditional admission: students with a Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences (HES)

Applications by students with a Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences (HES) will be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Depending upon qualifications, students will be required to complete a one-term (30 ECTS) or  two-term (60 ECTS) pre-programme in Economics. The pre-programme will be composed of courses from the Bachelor's degree in Economics, tailored to the specific needs of each candidate.

Students with a non-Swiss degree

Applications by students with a non-Swiss degree are reviewed by the admissions committee.

Depending on qualifications and grades, students can be admitted directly. In some cases, students may be asked to complete a one-term (30 ECTS) or two-terms (60 ECTS) pre-programme in Economics. The pre-programme will be composed of courses from the Bachelor's degree in Economics, tailored to the specific needs of each candidate.

 


 

Fees

Tuition fees

  • CHF 515.00 per semester for Swiss residents
  • CHF 790.00 per semester for non-Swiss residents

Application fees

For holders of Swiss diplomas, there are no administrative application fees.

Unfortunately, because of disingenuous applications in the past, holders of non-Swiss diplomas must pay an application fee of CHF 100.00. However, this fee is fully reimbursed once the student is admitted (with the amount deducted from the first semester's tuition fees).

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For any questions please contact Prof. Bruno Lanz

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